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Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 Multimode Reader

Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 is a modular multi-mode microplate reader, with monochromator-based optics and filter-based optics. The patented Hybrid Technology offers flexibility and sensitivity across a broad range of applications. The modular platform allows upgrading to expand functionality as your laboratory workflows change. Synergy H1 offers continuously variable bandwidth monochromators for fluorescence excitation and e…

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User-friendly and very fast

 

Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

analyze protein binding and fluorescence

The Instrument is easy to use and the interface is user-friendly. Low downtime and fast processing save time and allow us to perform more experiments. Excellent post-sales service for any breakdown.

Review Date: 29 Sept 2023 | Agilent Technologies

Great instrument, would highly recommend if it fits your experimental needs.

 

Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Characterizing metal ion sensor activity and kinetics

Our lab purchased the BioTek Synergy H1 a few months ago and it has proven to be a great instrument so far, with many of the capabilities still to be utilized. It is versatile, customizable and very user-friendly, with a great software interface. In addition, data is consistent and experiments are easily repeatable and comparable, as long as you are conscious of and familiar with the limitations of your own experiment. I routinely use it for kinetics experiments lasting 12 hours, so the temperature control and the ability to build your own protocols make it great for compiling a large range of data that would otherwise be tedious to collect, and importantly, susceptible to human error.

Review Date: 7 Feb 2022 | Agilent Technologies

Good equipment and easy to use

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Elisa, Fluorescence reader

Good equipment, High sensitivity, easy to use. For next versions, better change de filters mode and upgrade to a automatic wavelength change.

Review Date: 7 Feb 2022 | Agilent Technologies

Very user-unfriendly

 

Average Rating 2.3

Application Area:

Cell viability

I absolutely hated using this machine. It took forever to figure out how to set up my protocol and change the plate format. Also, I lost some of my data because apparently, I was creating multiple identical reports of the protocol instead of saving the latest plate reading. I've used a lot of lab equipment and never had such a problem with any of it. It's awful. I'd use the old SpectraMax if it weren't broken, that's how much I hate this thing.

Review Date: 7 Dec 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Best multi-reader on the market.

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Kinetics, chemiluminescence, fluorescence

BioTek has the best after sales care. Gen5 software is very easy to use and reliable.

Review Date: 7 Apr 2021 | Agilent Technologies

Unquestionable product quality.

 

Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Analyze DNA in samples

BioTek's Synergy is an easy to use instrument that allows flexibility of assays and analysis. The customer support team and local rep have always been highly responsive to our lab's needs.

Review Date: 18 Nov 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Great results.

 

Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Immunoassays

I always get high quality and reproducible results. The support staff are very helpful.

Review Date: 18 Nov 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Reproducible results with many functionalities in one device.

 

Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Measuring reporter luminescence or fluorescence in mammalian cells

This device has many functionalities in one product. It's ability to measure absorbance (UV-Vis), fluorescence intensity and luminescence with a time-resolved measurement option which is great value for money. You only need to buy 1 device instead of separate pieces of equipment for each type of measurement. Also, the product gives reliable and reproducible results. I usually have 3 independent biological replicates (experiments I perform with live cells on different days from scratch) which generally have very little variation in measurements. Finally, the device is really easy to use with straightforward software that makes it easy to generate a protocol with different steps (setting temperature, shaking, reading, etc.) which can be also saved and used later. This would be the first instrument I'd want if I was establishing a laboratory.

Review Date: 31 May 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Provide accurate and precise results.

 

Average Rating 4.0

Application Area:

Biochemical analysis

I found the product effective to use and it provided highly precise and accurate result. It is easy to use, handle and clean.

Review Date: 26 Feb 2020 | Agilent Technologies

Love the capabilities of the Synergy H1

 

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Luciferase assays, fluorescence, and absorbance

Getting started was a little confusing since I missed the training, but going over the manual and talking with tech support got me started and the more that I use it the easier it is to manipulate the options for optimization of data. Adjustments for readings are fairly easy and straightforward.

Review Date: 13 Apr 2019 | Agilent Technologies

Agilent BioTek Synergy H1 is a modular multi-mode microplate reader, with monochromator-based optics and filter-based optics. The patented Hybrid Technology offers flexibility and sensitivity across a broad range of applications. The modular platform allows upgrading to expand functionality as your laboratory workflows change.

Synergy H1 offers continuously variable bandwidth monochromators for fluorescence excitation and emission wavelength selection. Fluorescence bandwidth can be set between 9 and 50 nm, in 1 nm increments, allowing users to fully optimize reader settings to drive the best assay performance compared to fixed bandwidth systems.

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